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Ricciardo: This is a really big deal for me

Aussie Daniel Ricciardo delighted with news he will drive for Toro Rosso next season

Daniel Ricciardo has thanked Red Bull following confirmation he will drive for Scuderia Toro Rosso in F1 2012.

Ricciardo, who began the year as a test and reserve driver for STR - Red Bull's junior team, before he was loaned out to HRT for the second half of the season to gain more experience, added that joining the Faenza-based outfit was always his 'real goal'.

“This is a really big deal for me,” said the 22-year-old, who has come through the Red Bull Junior Driver programme, “and something I have wanted ever since I was driving for Toro Rosso on Friday mornings at the races in the first part of last season.

“To be honest, I am still jumping up and down with excitement at the news. In the second half of 2011 I learned a lot from the people I worked with, racing in eleven Grand's Prix and I want to thank them for the opportunity they gave me.

“I have to say that joining Scuderia Toro Rosso was always my real goal, so a big thank you to Red Bull for giving me this fantastic opportunity and now I can't wait to get to work once testing begins.”



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26.11.2011- Saturday Practice, Daniel Ricciardo (AUS), HRT Formula One Team
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24.11.2011- Daniel Ricciardo (AUS), HRT Formula One Team
24.11.2011- Press conference, Daniel Ricciardo (AUS), HRT Formula One Team
Daniel Ricciardo (AUS) HRT
24.06.2011- Friday Practice 1, Daniel Ricciardo (AUS), Test Driver Scuderia Toro Rosso, STR6
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24.06.2011- Friday Practice 1, Daniel Ricciardo (AUS), Test Driver Scuderia Toro Rosso, STR6
10.11.2011- Daniel Ricciardo (AUS), HRT Formula One Team

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